Public Health and the Healthcare Ecosystem

Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH [BIO]
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

What is the role of public health in healthcare reform? How can we create a robust and well-coordinated healthcare ecosystem that connects public health with healthcare delivery to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, address social determinants of health, and inform policy and programs?

At the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Grand Rounds on September 19, 2012, Dr. Shah discussed these questions and highlighted New York State’s historic Medicaid redesign initiative, which is laying a foundation to advance the health status and well-being of the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

View the talk.